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Yankees trade rumors: Starlin Castro could be in a Giancarlo Stanton deal

This is getting interesting.

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The Yankees are working towards a deal for the reigning National League MVP, Giancarlo Stanton. According to multiple reports, the package heading to the Marlins would consist of a mix of veterans and prospects. One of those potential veterans could be Starlin Castro. Jon Morosi is reporting that Castro’s name has surfaced in trade discussions.

Castro, 27, hit .300/.338/.454 with 16 home runs over an injury-shortened 2017 season. The second baseman has been a nice contributor for the Yankees, but in no way should he be considered irreplaceable. The talent coming back would far outweigh the production Castro provides.

There’s also a financial incentive to move Castro. He’s owed $21 million over the next two years, including a 2020 team option for $16 million. He could be a key to offset the luxury tax hit that Stanton’s mega-contract would take. It probably won’t clear all of the hurdles, but this is a nice starting place.

The deal isn’t at the finish line yet, but it’s apparently getting pretty close:

What do you think? Would you consider moving Castro for Stanton? How about other veterans? Let us know in the comment section and stay tuned for updates. It could be a busy night around here.